Old CD’s: Games, Encyclopedia, Apps.

Reviews About Old Software on CD-ROM from the 1990’s

Scholastic’s The Magic Schoolbus Explores the Solar System May 17, 2009

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Kid’s Education

The Magic Schoolbus Explores the Solar System

Scholastic’s The Magic Schoolbus Explores the Solar System (Microsoft/Music Pen, ages 4-10) is the second title in the Magic Schoolbus series (more…)

 

Ohio Players: Ol’ School January 6, 2009

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Music

Ohio Players: Ol’ School

The Ohio Players deserve a better CD-ROM than Ohio Players: Ol’ School (Intersound), an adequate but less-than-thrilling enhanced CD that comes across, on a PC, as a lot of garbled music and images (more…)

 

Magic School Bus Explores Inside the Earth, The October 30, 2008

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Kid’s Education

The Magic School Bus Explores Inside the Earth

What’s the difference between an activity and a game? If The Magic School Bus Explores Inside the Earth (Microsoft/Music Pen – ages 6-10) is any indication, an activity is a game that’s strong on education and weak on fun (if you thought the key was goal orientation, give yourself partial credit: some activities can be won or lost, while others are non-competitive) (more…)

 

Math Heads October 11, 2008

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Math Heads

Math Heads (Theatrix Interactive ages 10-14) sees teaching math as guerrilla warfare – parents aren’t asking for any quarter, and Theatrix isn’t giving any. That’s why the visuals are nauseatingly busy, the soundtrack is obnoxiously loud, and the sense of humor is determinedly Beavis and Butthead (more…)